Call to Artist

Call to Artist


Holiday Card Contest – deadline October 27, 2017

All members are invited to submit entries of their original art work (up to 4), created in their choice of 2 or 3 dimensional mediums.  The winning design will be the cover of the Gilmer Arts 2017 Holiday Card.  Each entry should convey the spirit of the season, and serve to inspire, cheer, warm the spirit, and/or amuse.  Please submit to Gilmer Arts, an electronic copy (.jpg) of your work, no later than Friday, October 27th 2017.  Complete the form below, describing each work and submit it with your entry photographs.  Multiple entries will be accepted.  The Art work will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the finalists will be asked to deliver their works to the Gilmer Arts office on Monday 11/13 or Tuesday 11/14.  The winner will be selected from the finalists’ entries, and the artist who created the winning design will be notified on November 20th.  A $100.00 prize will be awarded to the winner.

Call for Christmas Ornaments 2017 – application deadline October 13, 2017

During this Holiday season, November through December, Gilmer Arts will once again open a Christmas Shop to showcase handmade, decorations and ornaments created by our members.  Shop will open on November 10th 2017.  We would like to showcase the creative talent of our members and friends by displaying their decorations in the Shop.

Please submit electronic copies (jpeg) of your artwork via email to, or deliver photos to the office, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540, by October 13th.  Please include the completed item list (see below) with your submission.  Items will be reviewed, and selected artist will be asked to bring in samples of the actual works.  NOTE: Space will be limited, so get your submissions in early.  Gilmer Arts will receive a 25% commission on each item sold and the artist will receive 75% of the sale price.

Items selected for display in the shop are to be delivered on November 2nd and 3rd during the hours of 11:00am and 4:00pm.  Each item must be tagged with your Gilmer Arts assigned artist number, item control number (sequence assigned at acceptance), and the price of the item.  If you do not already have an artist number, request one with your submission.   The shop will close on December 30th and all items remaining must be picked up on January 4th or January 5th 2018 between the hours of 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Juried Art Show – February 2018

More details to come  in December 2017.

Plein Air, Art in the Mountains – June 2018

During the 3 day event, artists will be painting “en plein air” in and around the beautiful vistas of the North Georgia mountains.  Venues include Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards, R&A Orchards, Fish Trap Park, Harrison Park, and many more.

Painting will begin on Friday and continue each of the next 2 days.

On Saturday, in conjunction with the Quick Draw Challenge, a Family Fun Day and Picnic will take place at Harrison Park.  There will be games for the kids, food and beverages available for a picnic lunch, and entertainment for kids and adults alike.

On the final day of the event, artists will enter some of the artwork created over the 3 days in an auction at Gilmer Arts Gallery, 207 Dalton Street in Ellijay, GA.

Registration deadline will be announced in 2018.

Tony Szep,
Gilmer Arts Board of Directors,
Gallery Director
Phone: (706) 635-5605
Address: 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540